Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dream with me...

Today's post gives me a whimsical feeling. The clarity of Mo Manning's drawings give you the impression that you are alive with the character and Fairy Tabia is no exception.

Last week I stumbled across the Mo DT Challenge blog. You know how much I love to challenge myself so I decided to continue with this week's challenge - things with wings.

I immediately thought of this image and set about bringing her to life Saturday night. Hard part for me was that I have already colored this in soft purple shades. I'm not very fond of purple but it seemed to be how I invisioned this charming fairy. I loved the card then but knew that I wanted to go in a different direction. After heading to Archivers after a day at the Novi stamp show, I found the 6x6 design paper pack from Webster's papers. I've seen this paper around the internet but haven't had access to a store that stocks it locally. As I perused the paper I found this lovely black and ivory piece that I thought would be a great backdrop along with some bright celery green cardstock.

With colors in mind, I set out to coloring this with my prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Of course you might have guessed that I stamped this on Neenah Classic Crest solar white paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. The only reason I didn't tackle this with my copics was that I was at Paula's house and didn't want to cart the kitchen sink with me so I only brought my pencils. Besides, they are alot easier to transport and Paula IS the pencil queen!

I love this even more than the one I made using the lavender shades. Lots of glitter is used to adorn the wings and stars along her skirt. A simple sentiment has me dreaming that I was spending the day blowing bubbles in a fairy skirt with very little cares to worry me. Ahhh - we can only hope that someday this does come true.

Thanks for stopping by!



Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card...beautifully colored! Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

The Wired Angel said...

Darling card, Cath. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge this week. Hurry back for more fun! Peggy x

ScrappyLin said...

Cath, this is stunning. I definitely like her better in green--but that is the color we would always pick isn't it. The wings are spectaular and I love the font that selected and the simple sentiment. Yes, I wish I could spend the day dreaming. Your coloring and shading are beautiful and I wish that I could find Webster's papers locally. I have always admired then online and would love to see them in person.

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